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Follow health legislation on the US and state level.

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Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Democrats, McConnell spar over entitlements | Minnesota AG sues drugmakers over insulin price hikes | CDC investigates polio-like illness
Welcome to Tuesday's edition of Overnight Health Care.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave an interview to Bloomberg today, and made some remarks that have Democrats fired up. In Minnesota, the attorney general is suing drug companies....
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Minnesota AG sues drug companies over insulin price hikes
The Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against three major pharmaceutical companies for "deceptive and misleading" price increases for insulin to treat diabetes."Insulin is a life-or-death drug for people with diabetes," Minnesota....
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CDC confirms 62 cases of polio-like illness across US
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 127 suspected cases of a polio-like condition that mostly affects children.The CDC said that 62 of those cases have been confirmed in 22 states in 2018.Acute flaccid......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trump attacks ‘Crazy Bernie' Sanders over Medicare plans
President Trump on Monday attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a supporter of single-payer "Medicare for all," over health care, claiming that Sanders "and his band of Congressional Dems" would outlaw Medicare Advantage."Open enrollment......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, October 15, 2018

Florida officials confirm first flu death of the season
An unvaccinated child in Florida has died from the flu, becoming the first person to succumb to the disease season, Florida state health officials announced Monday.The child was diagnosed with influenza B and died sometime between Sept. 30......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, October 15, 2018

Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials move to require drug prices in TV ads | 4,000 more people lose Medicaid in Arkansas | New top official for Medicaid
Welcome to Monday's edition of Overnight Health Care.The Trump administration and the pharmaceutical industry are battling over drug pricing transparency and a new report out of Arkansas shows the latest impact of the state's Medicaid work......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, October 15, 2018

Trump administration plans to require drug companies to include prices in ads
Drug companies would be required to include list prices in advertisements under a Trump administration proposal released Monday.Under the new proposal, which was announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Monday, drug......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, October 15, 2018

4,000 more people lose Medicaid coverage in Arkansas under new work requirements
More than 4,000 people lost their Medicaid benefits in Arkansas this month for not complying with the state's new work requirements. According to numbers released by the state on Monday, 4,109 Medicaid beneficiaries were removed......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, October 15, 2018

Drug industry pledges more price transparency in ads, stops short of full disclosure
Prescription drug advertisements on television will soon direct patients to more information about the cost of the drugs under new principles agreed to by members of the largest drug industry trade group.But, the move by the Pharmaceutical......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, October 15, 2018

Study: Poor more likely to forgo medical care in states without Medicaid expansion
Low-income people in states that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare were less likely to forgo needed medical care due to costs than those living in states that did not expand Medicaid, according to a new study.The study from the nonpartisan......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, October 15, 2018

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